Halloween Cookies {Butter/Sugar Cookie Recipe}

 

I have SO much to share with you guys this week……..hope you don’t get sick of hearing from me! haha

First up……….I made cookies last week!! Halloween Cookies!  I realized I had not made cookies since Father’s Day.

Halloween Vanilla Almond Butter Cookies

I had a family that I wanted to send a thank you to…….and what better way than with cookies!! (I’ll explain all of that in another post!)

I’ve always used Royal Icing on my cookies.  But, after I saw Shelly’s video tutorial Covering a Cookie with Fondant on University of Cookie, I knew I wanted to try that!

I have to tell you………I LOVED how easy it was and how pretty it made my cookies look!!

I still like the taste of Royal Icing better, but it’s nice to have this option for something quick.

I covered some in fondant and others in royal icing.

Can you tell which ones are covered in fondant?

I’ve also tweaked my butter cookie recipe a bit, here’s what I’m currently using:

Vanilla Almond Butter Sugar Cookies

Yield: 30-35 large cookies or 60 smaller cookies

Vanilla Almond Butter Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Unbleached Flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 Cup butter (NOT margarine – I use salted butter)
  • 1-1/2 Cup C&H sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp milk
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp pure almond extract

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, backing powder and salt and set aside.
  2. Cream sugar and butter, then add eggs and extracts.
  3. Slowly add the flour mixture and beat until combined.
  4. Roll out and cut (see my video tutorial for Rolling Cookie Dough)
  5. Bake in preheated oven at 350° for 10-12 mins
  6. Decorate with royal icing or fondant.

Notes

*Cookie tips:

I used Satin Ice Rolled Fondant – White – Vanilla

Cookie cutters from Sweet Baking Supply, and some I had

I recently started using CK Meringue Powder for my Royal Icing and I’m getting much better results.

Best result with Americolor Solft Gel Food Paste for coloring

I couldn’t BELIEVE how much easier all this was with my Kitchenaid Mixer that I got with my Swagbucks!

Find TONS of GREAT tips at University of Cookie and Bake at 350

*some of those are affiliate links, but they are all items I do use.

http://tidymom.net/2010/halloween-cookies/

 


Do you bake Halloween cookies?

you may also enjoy my

Christmas Cookies

Valentines Day Cookies

Easter Cookies

Father’s Day Cookies

Smiley Face Cookies

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